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Contents

Volume 64, Number 3

December, 2009

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A snowy owl confronting a peregrine falcon

Fight or Flight

Falcon and owl aerial battle caught on camera

by John Mattera and Dave Nelson

page 2

The white flowering bunchberry groundcover

Bunchberry

by Barbara Nuffer

page 7

Head and upper body of a man wearing moountaineering gear

Adrenaline Rush

Conservationist interviews the Gear Junkie

by Dave Nelson and Stephen Regenold

page 8

A bicyclist pauses on a pedestrian bridge to enjoy the view

New View

Walkway over the Hudson opens

by John J. Rashak

page 12

Three women standing on cross-country skis

Wild Women

Becoming an Outdoors-Woman classes teach women outdoor skills

by Bernadette LaManna

page 16

Street lights at night with bugs on them

Night Lights-Too Much of a Good Thing?

Environmental consequences of night lighting

by Daniel J. Rozell

page 22

Departments

On Patrol

Includes feature "Ask the ECO"

by ECO Lt. Tom Caifa and Forest Ranger John Solan

page 27

Briefly

Includes feature "Ask the Biologist"

by Jenna Kerwin and Eileen Stegemann

page 28

Letters and Review

by Eileen Stegemann and Jenna Kerwin

page 30

Back Trails

Voyage to Remember

by Tara Sullivan

page 32